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A Merganser duck: PD.468-1963

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

A Merganser duck

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Merian, Maria Sibylla

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Measurements and weight

Height: 227 mm
Width: 323 mm

Relative size of this object

32.3 m22.7 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1963) by Ingram, Bruce Stirling, Sir

School or Style

German

Materials used in production

Watercolour
Whitening
Graphite
Gum arabic

Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Graphite, watercolour, gum arabic, highlighted with white on vellum

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: M. Sybilla Merian
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Type: Signature

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.468-1963
Primary reference Number: 4828
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 21 October 2021 Last processed: Thursday 21 October 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "A Merganser duck" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/4828 Accessed: 2022-12-07 13:14:02

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